Restrictions on Processor Production Cause Delay on the Production of MacBook Retina Air 12-inch

Constraints on processor supply may have forced Apple to delay the release of MacBook Air Retina 12-inch into . A well-known analyst from KGI, Ming-Chi Kuo, has revealed the roadmap of Apple products in . The laptop is supposedly to arrive before the end of this year. The 12-inch MacBook Air will use the 14nm Broadwell processor and we may need to wait until early.

Kuo also hinted that Apple will release a stripped-down “ultra slim” 12-inch MacBook Air with click-less trackpad and fan-less designs. As for the revamps of upcoming 11-inch and 13-inch models, Quanta may have received components, like displays, chassis and processors from OEMs. The assembly phases could start in next month. The last update for the MacBook Air lineup was in April and it brought only a minor speed bump.

Apple first introduced the Retina Display on Apple iPhone lineup, which ensures improved sharpness when running apps and multimedia content. It’s not known how the increased screen resolution would affect battery life, but MacBook Air could typically run longer than 8 hours. This is the reason why Apple needs the 14nm Broadwell processor that promises much reduced power consumption.

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